The California Native Plant Society is restoring nature one garden at a time by supporting and encouraging the use of California native plants throughout our public and private landscapes. Planting California natives can help save water, reduce maintenance and pesticide use, and invite beneficial pollinators. Restore a sense of place in your community, provide important habitat for our wildlife, and help us preserve our very special ecosystem.
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Use these landscape design principles to turn your space into a sustainable habitat.
Remove grass, care for your soil, and follow these planting and watering tips.
From the Blog
Gauging your site conditions will help you choose the right native plants for your garden and bring beauty and pollinators to your site!
With California's drought, some water districts allow watering just once a week. Learn 7 steps for a drought-tolerant garden.
Cassy Aoyagi, president of FormLA®Landscaping, shows us around her garden in the Tujunga foothills, sharing the features that protect it from wildfire.